Scholarly Communication

Established in 2001, the UNICA Scholarly Communication Group gathers Heads of Libraries and Senior Librarians from UNICA member universities. The Group aims to serve as a think tank on the evolution of the role of university libraries in educational processes and academic research and in the changing technological environment. Biennial Scholarly Communication Seminars are organised to share our Members’ experiences and to acknowledge the impact that the new scholarly communication management models have on our institutions.

The recommendations and the conclusions of the Seminars have been sent to the European Commission, to scientific and political authorities and to the UNICA members.



Françoise Vandooren (Université libre de Bruxelles)

Chair of UNICA Scholarly Communication Group 

Important documents:

UNICA Statement on Plan S (November 2018)

The UNICA Statement on Plan S to accelerate the transition to full and immediate open access to publications was prepared by the Chair of the UNICA Scholarly Communication Working Group, Françoise Vandooren, Université libre de Bruxelles, and was endorsed by the UNICA Steering Committee & the UNICA General Assembly on 15 November 2018.